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D-EDDW SOCATA TB-10 Tobago c/n 530 - Flugplatz Leer-Papenburg in Germany - 24 June 2018 more Flugplatz Leer-Papenburg

The SOCATA TB-10 Tobago is an all-metal low-wing cabin four-seated touring aircraft. In 1975, SOCATA (Société de Construction d'Avions de Tourisme et d'Affaires) started the development of a new light aircraft to replace the ageing Ralley. A universal low-wing four-seat airframe was chosen to be the basic of a new light aircraft line. The prototype, designated SOCATA TB-10 flew first on 10 February 1977. Three development aeroplanes followed this prototype "F-WJZP". Deliveries of the production TB-10 Tobago planes, initially powered by a 180 hp Lycoming O-360-A1AD engine, started in 1979. Next to the TB-10 Tobago the airframe was the base of a family of light aircraft, starting in 1980 with the TB-9 Tampico followed later that year by the TB-20 Trinidad. Over 720 SOCATA TB-10 Tobago's were built.

On 23 October 1985, SOCATA TB-10 Tobago c/n 530 was registered G-BMEG in the UK with in Air Touring Services, Biggin Hill. On 14 October 1986, the G-BMEG was registered with Chamberlaine Leasing, Halstead. On 14 June 2002, the SOCATA TB-10 Tobago G-BMEG was registered witht a privat owner in Luxembourg. On 20 February 2007, registration G-BMEG was cancelled as exported to the Netherlands. On 13 February 2007, registration PH-ILS was reserved in the Dutch aircraft register, and on 6 March 2007, the Tobago was registered PH-ILS with Jetstream Aviation at Den Helder Airport. On 17 April 2017, the aircraft was flown to Lelystad Airport and offered for sale by Air Waterland. On 17 January 2018, registration PH-ILS was cancelled as exported to Germany and re-registered D-EDDW. On 24 June 2018, the 1985-built SOCATA TB-10 Tobago D-EDDW was seen at Flugplatz Leer-Papenburg in Germany.

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